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[audio]New Music America 1987: Concert No. 3
The 1987 New Music America Festival was held in Philadelphia during the first two week in October. Produced by the local ensemble Rel�che, this 10 day extravaganza of adventurous musical programing featured over 20 concerts, lectures, and sound installations. A wide range of sonic delights were offered, ranging from 20th century classical works for instrumental ensemble, to examples of experimental electronic wizardry, to incomparable improvisational jazz extravaganza's, all performed by a bev...
Keywords: new music; music; poetry; jazz
Downloads: 63
[audio]New Music America 1987: Concert No. 2
The 1987 New Music America Festival was held in Philadelphia during the first two week in October. Produced by the local ensemble Rel�che, this 10 day extravaganza of adventurous musical programing featured over 20 concerts, lectures, and sound installations. A wide range of sonic delights were offered, ranging from 20th century classical works for instrumental ensemble, to examples of experimental electronic wizardry, to incomparable improvisational jazz extravaganza's, all performed by a bev...
Keywords: new music; music; 20th century classical; jazz
Downloads: 46
[audio]Tome Seaver Interview on Baseball and Classical Music
This gem from the archives features a 1982 interview with baseball all-star pitcher Tom Seaver, who in addition to being an old Fresno, public school, classmate of host Charles Amirkhanian is also a fan of classical music and had just released an album with the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra featuring  Sergey Prokofiev’s “Peter and the Wolf,” for which Seaver served as the narrator.  Amirkhanian first interviews the three-time Cy Young award winner about their days growing up in Fresno, Seave...
Keywords: interview; music; 20th century classical; jazz; baseball
Downloads: 19
[audio]10 + 2 : 12 American Text Sound Pieces - Various
Track Listing:Charles Amirkhanian / Just (1972)Charles Amirkhanian / Heavy Aspirations (1973)Clark Coolidge / Preface (1968-excerpt)John Cage / 62 Mesotics Re Merce Cunningham (1971)John Giorno / Give It To Me, Baby (1967)Anthony Gnazzo / The Population Explosion (1969)Charles Dodge / Speech Songs (1973-excerpt: No.1. When I Am With You;)Charles Dodge / Speech Songs (1973-excerpt: No.2. He Destroyed Her Image)Robert Ashley / In Sara, Mencken, Christ And Beethoven There Were Men And Women (1972-7...
Keywords: Comedy; Spoken & Other
Downloads: 35
[audio]New Music America 1987: Concert No. 1
The 1987 New Music America Festival was held in Philadelphia during the first two weeks in October. Produced by the local ensemble Relâche, this 10 day extravaganza of adventurous musical programing featured over 20 concerts, lectures, and sound installations. A wide range of sonic delights were offered, ranging from 20th century classical works for instrumental ensemble, to examples of experimental electronic wizardry, to incomparable improvisational jazz extravaganza's, all performed by a bev...
Keywords: music; 20th century classical; new music; New Music America; jazz; new music; music; new music; jazz
Downloads: 67
[collection]Other Minds Records - Other Minds
Other Minds, a private 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization based in San Francisco, is a global New Music community where composers, students, and listeners discover and learn about innovative music by composers from all over the world. Other Minds Records, a project of Other Minds, produces a select catalog of contemporary music exploring areas seldom touched upon by mainstream institutions. You can explore their collection of available works here on archive.org, and visit their online store t...
Keywords: other minds; new music; classical
Downloads: 378
[audio]Antheil Plays Antheil (1942-1952) [Disc 1 and 2] - George Antheil
Track Listing (Disc 1):Antheil: Valentine Waltzes - Waltz #1Antheil: Valentine Waltzes - Waltz #2Antheil: Valentine Waltzes - Waltz #3Antheil: Valentine Waltzes - Waltz #4Antheil: Valentine Waltzes - Waltz #5Antheil: Valentine Waltzes - Waltz #6Antheil: Valentine Waltzes - Waltz #7Antheil: Valentine Waltzes - Waltz #8Antheil: Valentine Waltzes - Waltz #9Antheil: Valentine Waltzes - Waltz #10Antheil: Valentine Waltzes - Waltz #11George Antheil / Antheil: 8 Fragments From Shelley - 1...
Keywords: Modern Era
Downloads: 26
[audio]Solo For Voice 58: 18 Microtonal Ragas - Amelia Cuni
Track Listing:Solo For Voice 58: Raga 1Solo For Voice 58: Raga 4Solo For Voice 58: Raga 14Solo For Voice 58: Raga 8Solo For Voice 58: Raga 3Solo For Voice 58: Raga 5Solo For Voice 58: Raga 6Solo For Voice 58: Raga 9Solo For Voice 58: Raga 2Solo For Voice 58: Raga 10Solo For Voice 58: Raga 12Solo For Voice 58: Ragas 11-13-15-7Solo For Voice 58: Raga 16Solo For Voice 58: Raga 18Solo For Voice 58: Raga 17 This album can be purchased from the Other Minds webstore.You can explore the Other Minds site...
Keywords: Other Classical
Downloads: 74 3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[audio]Studies For Player Piano - Conlon Nancarrow
Disc One01 - Study No. 3a02 - Study No. 3b03 - Study No. 3c04 - Study No. 3d05 - Study No. 3e06 - Study No. 2007 - Study No. 41a08 - Study No. 41b09 - Study No. 41cDisc Two01 - Study No. 502 - Study No. 603 - Study No. 1404 - Study No. 2205 - Study No. 2606 - Study No. 3107 - Study No. 3508 - Study No. 409 - Study No. 3210 - Study No. 3711 - Study No. 40a12 - Study No. 40bDisc Three01 - Sonatina02 - Study No...
Keywords: Modern Era
Downloads: 20
[audio]Ego Scriptor Cantilenae: The Music of Ezra Pound (feat. conductor: Robert Hughes) - Ezra Pound
Track Listings:1 Le Testament (1923): Brothel Music2 Le Testament (1923): Dictes moy3 Le Testament (1923): Hëaulmiere's Aria -- "Ha. viellesse felonne et fiere"4 Le Testament (1923): Dame du ciel5 Le Testament (1923): Pere Noé6 Le Testament (1923): Freres humains7 Fiddle Music First Suite (1923-1924): One8 Fiddle Music First Suite (1923-1924): Two9 Fiddle Music First Suite (1923-1924): Three10 Fiddle Music First Suite (1923-1924): Four11 Fiddle Music First Suite (1923-1924): Five12 Fiddle Musi...
Keywords: Other Classical
Downloads: 17
[audio]The Complete Music of Carl Ruggles - Michael Tilson Thomas
Disc OneJudith Blegen, Soprano and Michael Tilson Thomas, Piano01 - Toys (For Voice and Piano)Beverly Morgan, Mezzo SopranoSpeculum MusicaeVox Clamans in Deserto (for Chamber Orchestra and Mezzo-Soprano)02 - Vox Clamans in Deserto - I Parting at Morning03 - Vox Clamans in Deserto - II Son of Mine04 - Vox Clamans in Deserto - III A Clear MidnightBuffalo Philharmonic05 - MenBrass Ensemble, Gerard Schwarz, Leader06 - Angels (Original Trumpet Version)Buffalo PhilharmonicMen and Mountains07 - Men and...
Keywords: Other Classical
Downloads: 20
[audio]Lost Works, Last Works - Conlon Nancarrow
01 - Prelude (arr. Trimpin)02 - Blues (arr. Trimpin)03 - I. Presto04 - II. Moderato - Piu allegro05 - III. Allegro molto06 - I. Allegro molto07 - II. Prestissimo08 - Piece for Tape09 - Study for Player Piano No. 3010 - Para Yoko (arr. Trimpin)11 - Study for Player Piano No. 50 (arr. Trimpin)12 - Study for Player Piano No. 51 (arr. Trimpin)13 - Contraption No. 114 - Making the Hole-punching Machine15 - How Long does It Take to Punch a Roll16 - Terraced Dynamics17 - Ethnic Music Connections18 - Fa...
Keywords: Other Classical
Downloads: 10
[audio]A Sweeter Music - Sarah Cahill
01 - Terry Riley: Be Kind to One Another (Rag) (2008/2010)02 - Meredith Monk: Steppe Music (excerpts) (1997)Frederic Rzewski: Peace Dances (2007/2008)03 - Nano Sonatas, Book 4, ''Peace Dances'' - I04 - Nano Sonatas, Book 4, ''Peace Dances'' - II05 - Nano Sonatas, Book 4, ''Peace Dances'' - III06 - Nano Sonatas, Book 4, ''Peace Dances'' - IV07 - Nano Sonatas, Book 4, ''Peace Dances'' - V08 - Nano Sonatas, Book 4, ''Peace Dances'' - VI09 - Nano Sonatas, Book 4, ''Peace Dances'' - VII10 - Kyle Gann...
Keywords: Other Classical
Downloads: 25
[audio]The Virtuoso Pianolist - Rex Lawson
Track Listing:Stravinsky: Les NocesLutoslawski: Variations On A Theme Of Paganini (Arr. Lawson)Rachmaninov: Rhapsody On A Theme Of Paganini (Arr. Lawson)Handel: Arrival Of The Queen Of Sheba (Arr. Lawson)Widor: Symphony #5 For Organ - Toccata (Arr. Lawson)Sullivan/Mackerras: Pineapple Poll - Overture (Arr. Lawson)Sullivan/Mackerras: Pineapple Poll - Belaye's Solo (Arr. Lawson)Sullivan/Mackerras: Pineapple Poll - Reconciliation (Arr...
Keywords: Pianola
Downloads: 22
[audio]George Antheil-The Complete Works for String Quartet - Del Sol String Quartet
Track Listings: Lithuanian Night-Moderato Lithuanian Night-Presto Quartet No.1 for strings in one movement Quartet No.2-Larghetto: Allegro subito Quartet No.2-Lento Quartet No.2-Rondino scherzino-Allegro vivace Quartet No.2-Presto-Cadenza finale Six Little Pieces-Moderato expressivo Six Little Pieces-Allegro Six Little Pieces-Andante Six Little Pieces-Allegro Six Little Pieces-Vivo Six Little Pieces-Adagio Quartet No.3-Allegretto Quartet No.3-Largo Quartet No.3-Scherzo-Quasi presto Quartet No.3-...
Keywords: Other Classical
Downloads: 12
[audio]Residue - Amy X Neuburg
Track Listing:The Tattoo SongStoneMy Fuzzy MuseAtten-tionEvery Little StainMy GodInsomniacJust a SoundLife Stepped InFinally BlackThese Heavy GapsResidue This album can be purchased from the Other Minds webstore.You can explore the Other Minds site at www.otherminds.org for more music, events, and updates.
Keywords: Post-Modern Rock
Downloads: 9
[audio]Songs of Ned Rorem - Ned Rorem
Track Listing:Songs for a Girl - John DrydenTo the Willow Tree - Robert HerrickEcho's Song - Ben JohnsonUpon Julia'S Clothes - Robert HerrickThe Silver Swan - Orlando GibbonsPsalm 134 - Behold, bless ye the Lord, all ye servants of theLord ...Psalm 148 - Praise Ye The Lord, Praise ye the Lord from the heavensPsalm 150 - Praise ye the Lord, Praise God in His SantuaryThe Lordly Hudson - Paul GoodmanSnake - Theodore RoethkeRain in Spring - Paul GoodmanRoot Cellar - Theodore RoethkeSally's Smile - P...
Keywords: Other Classical
Downloads: 18
[audio]Hands Like Waves Unfold - Kui Dong
Track Listing:Magician and Traveler: EnsembleBroken MoonRunning DucklingsTemple of the Far EastMagician and Traveler: SoloBlue Bird and Red BirdIn BetweenFloating StarsDancing StarsYao Lan Qiu This album can be purchased from the Other Minds webstore.You can explore the Other Minds site at www.otherminds.org for more music, events, and updates.
Keywords: Other Classical
Downloads: 3
[audio]First Life - Marc Blitzstein
Track Listing:Sarah Cahill / Blitzstein: Piano SonataSarah Cahill / Blitzstein: Piano Percussion Music - 1. ToccataSarah Cahill / Blitzstein: Piano Percussion Music - 2. AirSarah Cahill / Blitzstein: Piano Percussion Music - 3. RondinoSarah Cahill / Blitzstein: Scherzo, "Bourgeois At Play"Del Sol String Quartet / Blitzstein: Quartet For Strings, "Italian" - 1. AllegroDel Sol String Quartet / Blitzstein: Quartet For Strings, "Italian" - 2...
Keywords: Other Classical
Downloads: 6
[audio]Ring of Fire - Del Sol String Quartet
Track Listing:Dong: Spring, Summer, Autumn & Winter Suite - Spring Ung: Spiral X, "In Memoriam" (For Amplified String Quartet) Body: Epicycle Frank (GL): Leyendas, An Andean Walkabout - Chasqui Na: Song Of The Beggars Zhou Long: Song Of The Ch'In Adams: John's Book Of Alleged Dances - Toot Nipple Sculthorpe: Quartet \#16 For Strings - Yearning What Remains (Improvisation, 2007) This album can be purchased from the Other Minds webstore.You can explore the Other Minds site at www.otherminds.org f...
Keywords: Other Classical
Downloads: 13
[audio]Since When Has the Bright Moon Existed? - Kui Dong
Track Listing:Kui Dong / Shui Diao Ge Tou and SongKui Dong / Miniature VKui Dong / Miniature VIKui Dong / Miniature VIIKui Dong / Let Frogs and Crickets Carry It OnKui Dong / Spring (Re-Mastered)Kui Dong / SummerKui Dong / AutumnKui Dong / Winter This album can be purchased from the Other Minds webstore.You can explore the Other Minds site at www.otherminds.org for more music, events, and updates.
Keywords: Other Classical
Downloads: 7
[audio]Scenes From A New Music Seance - Kate Stenberg, Eva-Maria Zimmer
Track Listing:Tombeau5 Stucke, Op. 41 - 5 Stucke, Op. 41: JazzKate Stenberg, Eva-Maria Zimmer / Violin Sonata * - Violin Sonata: BalladeKate Stenberg, Eva-Maria Zimmer / Rippling The LampViolin Sonata - I. Vibrante AgitatoViolin Sonata - II. BuoyantViolin Sonata - III. Mistico IntenseViolin Sonata - IV. AllegroKate Stenberg, Eva-Maria Zimmer / Sonata No. 2 For Violin, Piano And DrumsKhirgiz Suite, Op...
Keywords: Other Classical; Other Minds Records; OM Records
Downloads: 17
[audio]Other Minds Festival: OM 19 Panel Discussion and Concert 1 - Other Minds
The first concert of the 19th Other Minds Festival of New Music (OM 19) was held on February 28, 2014 in the newly inaugurated SFJazz Center in San Francisco. With a bit of the old, the new, and the old made new again, the concert included three eclectic compositions by composer Mark Applebaum: one featuring synchronized hand gestures combined with electronically processed vocalizations, another aleatoric piece for instrumental ensemble and projected graphic score, and an installation that was p...
Keywords: panel discussion; music; new music; electronic music
Downloads: 37
[audio]Other Minds Festival: OM 19 Panel Discussion and Concert 2 - Other Minds
The second, concluding, concert of the 19th Other Minds Festival of New Music (OM 19) was held on March 1, 2014 in the newly inaugurated SFJazz Center in San Francisco. The evening’s program included a mix of electronic, jazz, and piano music with a little bit of African parrots added for spice. The program begins with Charles Celeste Hutchins, a young, California-born, but now London based, composer and computer programer, who performs a computer music piece that relies on the composer drawin...
Keywords: Music; panel discussion; electronic music; Electro-acoustic
Downloads: 31
[audio]Other Minds Presents: A Secret Rose by Rhys Chatham - Other Minds
Other Minds presents a live recording of Rhys Chatham’s “A Secret Rose” performed at the Craneway Pavilion in Richmond, CA. on November 17, 2013. This performance features a large ensemble of electric guitarists mostly from Northern California but also includes some from around the United States as well as the United Kingdom, Italy, Argentina and the Netherlands. In 1977, composer Rhys Chatham, first artistic director of famed New York multi-disciplinary art space The Kitchen, was working ...
Keywords: Other Minds; Rhys Chatham; Music; Guitar music; large ensembles; A Secret Rose; Avant-garde; Popular music
Downloads: 445
[audio]New Music America 1980: Selected Highlights, Program 2
From a program produced by Minneapolis Public Radio (MPR) and the Walker Art Center, Nigel Redden, Director for Performing Arts at the Minneapolis based Center, introduces selected performances from the 1980 New Music America Festival, which was held over nine days in June 1980. This second in a series of four programs, begins with “Pattern Study No 2” and aleatoric piece for piano saxophone, trombone, percussion and double bass, composed by Stacey Bowers...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; MPR; New Music America Festival; New music; Electro-acoustic; Aleatory music; Free jazz; Soundscapes; Rock music
Downloads: 337 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[audio]A Concert of Indian Classical Music by Ram Narayan
On July 27, 1968, as the culmination of a month of special Indian music programing on KPFA, the radio station in conjunction with the American Society for Eastern Arts presented this concert featuring master sarangi player Ram Narayan, accompanied by tabla player Mahapurush Misra, and recorded at the Berkeley Little Theater. Narayan was born in Udaipur in Northwest India into a family of musician and soon learned to play the sarangi...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; sarangi; ragas; world music
Downloads: 267
[audio]Labyrinth No. 3 by Lou Harrison
Recorded at the Cabrillo Music Festival in Aptos, CA, on August 26, 1967 this is Lou Harrison’s “Labyrinth No. 3,” for percussion ensemble. Originally scored for 11 percussionists it is possible that this particular performance was arranged for a differently sized ensemble. Regardless, this delightful work is perhaps one of the best examples of the many contemporary classical compositions for percussion orchestra were created by young modern composers such a Colin McPhee and John Cage duri...
Keywords: Music; KPFA-FM; New Music; 20th century classical; percussion ensembles
Downloads: 142
[audio]Sonata for flute and piano by George Antheil
Here are two recordings of George Antheil’s “Sonata” for flute and piano. The performers are Jane Lenoir, flute and Madeline Bruser, piano. The recording was made on October 18, 1971, at the Berkeley Piano Club in Berkeley, California. The first performance was before made at a public concert of the Pacifica Chamber Players. where the “Sonata” was played for the audience just after the completion of the regularly announced program...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Music; Sonatas; 20th century classical
Downloads: 137
[audio]1965 ONCE Festival: Concert Two
The 1965 ONCE Festival was held in Ann Arbor, Michigan from Feb. 11-14. This was the fifth in a series of Festivals put on during the early and mid-1960s which were devoted to new and avant-garde music. The founders of the Festivals and its associated ONCE Group included Robert Ashley, Gordon Mumma, George Cacioppo, Roger Reynolds, and Donald Scavarda. This the second concert, held on February 12, 1965 included works by Russell Peck, Robert Ashley, George Crevoshay, George Cacioppo and Blue Gene...
Keywords: Music; New Music; KPFA-FM; Electronic music; Avant-Garde
Downloads: 87
[audio]Introducing the Buchla Music Easel
A 1975 recording of a party introducing one of Don Buchla’s synthesizer, probably the Music Easel. This program begins with the sounds of Buchla and others preparing the instrument for presentation while also describing its features to interested people who are milling around the studio. Then a composition entitled “Terminal References” is performed, followed by additional music that plays in the background as the party continues, and ending with the performance of a long electronic piece...
Keywords: Music; interview; electronic music; electro-acoustic; synthesizers
Downloads: 110
[audio]Other Minds Presents: Preview event for Rhys Chatham’s “A Secret Rose” - Other Minds
Recorded on June 7, 2013 at The LAB in San Francisco, Other Minds presents a preview event for its upcoming presentation of Rhys Chatham’s “A Secret Rose,” a piece for 100 guitars. During this event Rhys Chatham introduces two of his earlier compositions for multiple electric guitars, electric bass, and drums. In his introduction for the first work, an excerpt of “Guitar Trio,” Chatham tells how in the 1970s he was interested in minimalism but after hearing the band The Ramones perform...
Keywords: Other Minds Presents: A Secret Rose; Rhys Chatham; G3; G100; Interview; Rock music; Popular music; Noise music
Downloads: 194
[audio]A Press Conference of Seiji Ozawa
The press conference of Seiji Ozawa held at the Sir Francis Drake Hotel in San Francisco to introduce the new conductor of the SF Symphony. Ozawa becomes Music Director of the Orchestra in the Fall of 1970. Despite showing up for the conference wearing a "Peace Now" button and making several comments against the Vietnam War, Ozawa reassured those older and more conservative fans of the Orchestra that his intention was to please the audience and not simply to shock them with modern radical compos...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Inteview; Press conference; current affairs; classical music; orchestral music
Downloads: 56
[audio]An Interview with Margaret Fisher
Charles Amirkhanian talks with dancer Margaret Fisher at her Berkeley music and dance space Cat’s Paw Palace of Performing Arts. The subject of the discussion is a public dance work “Emigration” which was scheduled to occur on Saturday, September 28, 1974, on the Marina in San Francisco. Fisher talks about how the public is invited to participate. The two also talk about the Cat’s Paw Palace and its function as a center for alternative dance and music performances...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Interview; Dance; Performance Art
Downloads: 55
[audio]Worldwide Music: 25th Anniversary Concert of Gaudeamus
Host Han Reiziger of VPRO (Dutch Radio) presents a puzzling concert, recorded in 1970 at the Concertgebouw of Haarlem, the Netherlands, with music by young Dutch composers Jan Welmers, Wim Schoenbeck, Gilius van Bergeyk, Daan Manneke, Wim de Ruiter, and Jacques Bank. All interspersed with selected underground tapes of Dutch Dixieland performances and camp arrangements for brass choir. Gaudeamus is an organization for the promotion of new music begun in 1945 by Walter Maas...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Music; 20th century classical; New Music; Dutch composers
Downloads: 83
[audio]Other Minds Festival: OM 18: Panel Discussion & Concert 3 - Other Minds
The third and concluding concert of the 18th Other Minds Festival of New Music (OM 18), held on March 2, 2013, began with a panel discussion featuring the night’s composers and some of the performers. The discussion moderated by Other Minds Executive and Artistic Director Charles Amirkhanian begins with Canadian composer Aaron Gervais discussing his new composition “Work Around the World,” which is the third in a series of compositions that feature as their text one word in translated into...
Keywords: Other Minds; Other Minds Festival of New Music; OM 18; Lecture; Panel discussion; electronic; mixed media; new music; 21st century classical
Downloads: 90
[audio]Other Minds Festival: OM 18: Panel Discussion & Concert 2 - Other Minds
The second concert of the 18th Other Minds Festival of New Music (OM 18), held on March 1, 2013, began with the traditional informative panel discussion featuring many of the nights composers and performers. Joining Other Minds Executive and Artistic Director Charles Amirkhanian on stage was Dohee Lee, Mattias Petersson, Anna Petrini, and Craig Taborn. The Korean composer and performance artist Dohee Lee talks about her home on Jeju Island and how her work is inspired by her grandmother’s risk...
Keywords: Other Minds; Other Minds Festival of New Music; OM 18; Lecture; Panel discussion; new music; recorder music; electro-acoustic; electronic; 21st century music
Downloads: 97
[audio]Other Minds Festival: OM 18: Panel Discussion & Concert 1 - Other Minds
The first concert of the 18th Other Minds Festival of New Music (OM 18), held on February 28, 2013, commenced with an engaging panel discussion moderated by Other Minds Executive and Artistic Director, Charles Amirkhanian. Joining Charles on stage are the concert’s featured performer’s, recorder player Bolette Roed, accordionist Andreas Borregaard, and violinist Rune Tonsgaard Sørensen of the Danish based Trio Gáman; bansuri flute virtuoso G...
Keywords: Other Minds; Other Minds Festival of New Music; OM 18; :Lecture; Panel discussion; world music; folk music; 21st century classical
Downloads: 107
[audio]Other Minds Festival: OM 1: Concerts & Panel Discussions - Other Minds
The first concert of the very first Other Minds Festival of New Music (OM 1), was held on November 4, 1993 at the Yerba Buena Center in San Francisco. It featured world premieres of compositions by Conlon Nancarrow and Julia Wolfe, as well as performances by Trimpin, Beth Custer and a selection of songs by kora master Foday Musa Suso with some added help from Philip Glass. This groundbreaking inaugural concert of new music began with “Contraption No...
Keywords: Other Minds; Other Minds Festival of New Music; OM 1; californialightandsound; music; lecture; panel discussion; world music; new music; mechanical instruments
Downloads: 109
[audio]Henry Cowell at the KPFA piano & Critics Circle on Censorship in the Arts
From a KPFA-FM Transcription Disc, 1949. Henry Cowell at the KPFA Piano, August 16, 1949. Performs 3 works: Tides of Manaunaun; Aeolian Harp, Lilt of the Reel (with his comments on harmonization) (00:04:15) - all are music excerpts and not complete. The next portion contains a short panel discussion with the Critics Circle August 11, 1949. On Censorship in the Arts. Panelists: James McGiniss, San Francisco attorney; William J...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; californialightandsound; Lecture; Panel discussion, New music; piano music; current affairs
Downloads: 106
[audio]Other Minds Presents: Nancarrow at 100 - A Centennial Celebration (Panel 2 and Concert No. 3) - Other Minds
This is the second panel discussion of “Nancarrow at 100: A Centennial Celebration” a three day festival of films and music celebrating the life and work of Conlon Nancarrow. The festival was produced by Other Minds in collaboration with Cal Performances, the U. C. Berkeley Art Museum and the Pacific Film Archive and was held on November 2-4, 2012. This panel discussion was the first event held on November 4, 2012, following which there was a film presentation at the Pacific Film Archive The...
Keywords: Nancarrow at 100; Other Minds; New Music; Centennial celebrations; lecture; panel discussion; pianola music; percussion music; 20th century classical; piano music; electronic music
Downloads: 129
[audio]Other Minds Presents: Nancarrow at 100 - A Centennial Celebration (Concerts No. 1 and 2) - Other Minds
This is the first day of panel discussions and concerts of “Nancarrow at 100: A Centennial Celebration” a three day festival of films and music celebrating the life and work of Conlon Nancarrow. The festival was produced by Other Minds in collaboration with Cal Performances, the U. C. Berkeley Art Museum and the Pacific Film Archive and was held on November 2-4, 2012. After a brief introduction by Cal Performance Director Matias Tarnopolsky, Charles Amirkhanian, Artistic and Executive Direct...
Keywords: Other Minds Presents; Nancarrow at 100; Other Minds; New Music; Centennial celebrations; lecture; panel discussion; pianola music; player piano music; 20th century classical; string quartets
Downloads: 256
[audio]A Concert of Live Electronic Music at U. C. San Diego (1968)
This is a recording of a concert of live electronic music presented at the University of California in San Diego on April 18, 1968, featuring works by Martin Bartlett, Toshi Ichiyanagi, and Anthony Gnazzo. The original concert program notes, written by Pauline Oliveros, states: For the past twenty years electronic music has been associated with magnetic tape and a stage devoid of performers. The equipment found in most classical electronic music studios was never intended for music-making but wa...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Music; electronic; electro-acoustic; mixed media
Downloads: 236
[audio]Virgil Thomson on Erik Satie’s “Socrate”
Composer and music critic Virgil Thomson offers a traditional academic analysis of Erik Satie’s “Socrate,” placing the work in the context of its time and place. He compares the music of the school of Paris during the early 20th century with that of Vienna and elsewhere in Europe, paying particular attention to the role of irony and humor in both picture music and neoclassical traditions. He then provides piano accompaniment for Mariquita Moll, soprano and Larry Jarvis, tenor, in a perform...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Interview; Music; 20th Century Classical
Downloads: 124
[audio]An Avant-Garde Christmas Concert by the S.F. Conservatory of New Music Ensemble
On December 3, 1970 the San Francisco Conservatory New Music Ensemble presented this Avant-Garde Christmas Concert, at the DeYoung Museum in San Francisco. The concert begins with “The Queens’ Funeral March and Canzona,” which was originally composed by Henry Purcell as incidental music for a play but was used for the funeral procession of Queen Mary in 1695. It has been orchestrated here by Robert Moran...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Music; 20th century classical; New Music; 17th century classical
Downloads: 167
[audio]Krenek plays Krenek: Four Piano Works Performed by the Composer
This is a 1963 program featuring four piano works by Ernst Krenek introduced and performed by the composer himself. This first work, “Piano Sonata No. 3,” is a 12 tone work in four movements. Krenek describes in some detail the series of tones used in the composition and how the work is constructed. “Sechs Vermessene,” as Krenek explains, is a series of measurements of a 12 tone series, thus the title, which roughly translates as “Six Measurements.” “ Basler Massarbeit” was origi...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Music; 20th century classical; Serialism; Avant-garde
Downloads: 103
[audio]Conglomerate Radio: Information Transmission, Modulation and Noise
In this broadcast of “Information Transmission, Modulation and Noise”, host Richard Friedman presents an interesting and eclectic blend of music, sound poetry, and sundry in-studio shenanigans. Recorded on October 26, 1970, this was a late night, free form program devoted to giving succor to insomniacs, hope to the soon to be hung-over, and pleasure to the persistent listener. This particular production profiles the progress made by Friedman and his partners in post-modern programing, Charle...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Music; folk music; electronic; jazz; world music
Downloads: 80
[audio]A Lecture Demonstration with Pandit Mahapurush Misra
Broadcast as part of KPFA’s Festival of Indian Music in the summer of 1968, Graeme Vanderstoel, the then director of programs at the American Society for Eastern Arts, interviews Pandit Mahapurush Misra one of India’s foremost tabla players. Misra describes his instrument and provides multiple examples of the variety of rhythmic patterns utilized in classical Indian music. Misra says that to learn these intricate rhythms a classical trained tabla player first plays them at a slow tempo and o...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Music; world music; Indian music; panel discussions; lecture
Downloads: 195
[audio]A Lecture Demonstration with Pandit Nikhil Banerjee
Broadcast as part of KPFA’s Festival of Indian Music in the summer of 1968, Graeme Vanderstoel, the then director of programs at the American Society for Eastern Arts, interviews Pandit Nikhil Banerjee one of India’s foremost sitar players. Banerjee briefly describes the raga system which includes a family of musical forms with five or more notes in the scale. These are further broken down into a set number of masculine and feminine forms which have then given arise to thousands of children ...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; world music; Indian music; ragas; lectures; panel discussions
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[audio]Selected Writings and Music of Erik Satie
A program first broadcast in 1968 featuring Howard Hersh reading excerpts from the collected writings of French composer and pianist Erik Satie. The selections, which seem to be taken from assorted lectures, essays, and perhaps diary entries are both whimsical and enlightening. Subjects vary from his love for cabbage soup (only surpassed by his love of his mother); a schedule of activities; a list of his preferred diet (only white foods); comments on the education system of France; as well as th...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Music; documentaries, classical music, piano music, 20th century classical
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